The Springfield College Director of Athletics, Dr. Craig Poisson, is satisfied to declare that Mia Olsen has been named the head field hockey mentor and aide teacher of actual instruction at Springfield College.
A graduate of Trinity College, Olsen has been an associate mentor at Amherst College starting around 2020 and recently filled in as an associate mentor at Westfield State University.
"Coach Olsen's differed encounters as an associate mentor including her solid selecting abilities, joined with her exhibited obligation to the improvement of young ladies through sport adjust well to our instructor mentor model," said Poisson. "I anticipate the effect of Mia's vast energy and enthusiasm on our field hockey understudy competitors in the study hall, locally, and on the field."
Olsen was a field hockey student-athlete at Trinity College where she graduated in 2017. During her time with the Bantams, Olsen served as a captain and led her squad to an appearance in the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. She made 62 appearances as a three-year starter in her career.
While earning a Master's from Westfield State, Olsen transitioned to the sidelines, where she served as an assistant coach of the Owls for three years. At that time, Westfield State made its second-ever appearance in the Little East Conference Championship game. She also gained valuable experience as a coach and site director for HTC Field Hockey Club in Connecticut.
"I am extremely honored and excited to join the Springfield College community and lead the field hockey program. I want to thank Dr. Poisson and the entire search committee for their time and faith in me to continue the legacy of Springfield College field hockey. In my time as a student-athlete and coach, I've been fortunate to have great mentors and role models to lean on who has helped foster my growth," said Olsen. "I believe that my coaching philosophies and strategies align well with Springfield's competitive and successful field hockey program and I look forward to working with the outstanding student-athletes."
Olsen will take over a Springfield College field hockey program that has a deep and storied tradition. For a program that dates back to 1963, Olsen is just the fifth head coach in Springfield field hockey history and only the third since 1970.